On September 27, 2008 Faraci Lange partner Brian M. Zorn was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers at the organization’s annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Brian joins his partners Angelo G. Faraci and Stephen G. Schwarz as Fellows in the College. Also at the College’s annual meeting was United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., who was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the College, joining all of the other justices of the United States Supreme Court and judges of Canada’s highest court. In addition, at the meeting Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Judith S. Kaye, already a Fellow in the College, received the Samuel E. Gates Award for her outstanding contributions to the profession during her long and distinguished judicial career.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes.
Admission to the College is a rigorous process that involves intensive investigation of each candidate and is limited to a maximum of one percent of all attorneys in practice in a region.
Faraci Lange is proud to have three Fellows in the College, more than any firm of any type in upstate New York.